- from @huynhmi1, "Hi, we also serve healthier options. For example, we recently started selling Amy's veggie burgers, they can be ordered vegan." (BTW, @huynhmi1 works for Denny's corporate offices)
"Is it fair to throw fast food joints under the bus for crazy dishes with tons of calories or are they just giving us what we want?"I got quite a few responses to that question!
- from @joleenruffin, "With nutritional charts available in many restaurants now, we are completely responsible for the food choices we make"
- from @kenbrand, "IMO, we're responsible 4 our own decisions, what we buy, eat, etc. The marketing to immature decisions makers (kids) is uncool."
- from @lwcavallucci, "I think it's a combination. People want it, but it's also that they have become used to the fatty, caloric fast food."
"Most people are saying it's personal responsibility. That's interesting. What if you knew they hire scientists to make it more 'addictive'?"There is a whole division of food sciences that works on things like layering flavors of salt/sweet/fat to make the food more appealing. There is even a science to the "chew," the amount of times it takes to chew the food before swallowing. The less times you need to "chew," the more attractive it is. It also means you can eat faster and therefore more. There is another subset of the food industry that works on fragrances. The smell of a McDonald's hamburger, for instance, is completely manufactured. Without a few drops of a proprietary liquid, you'd think the stuff was cardboard.
- A good point from @pilateyourbody, "But they aren't trying to make steamed broccoli more additive. It's processed foods that, if honest w/ yourself, you know there's better."
- from @Appetite4Profit, "it would be easier for people to resist temptation and 'not go in' to fast food places if they weren't on every corner." [very true - Lisa]